CAMERON ROSE currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he conducts the Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale. Both ensembles perform a vibrant and challenging repertoire from sacred Renaissance works, to orchestral/choral masterworks, to contemporary vocal jazz. Since arriving in Tyler in 2008, he has grown a small, emerging choral music program into one which regularly draws full houses from across the region for their concerts. His singers have shared the stage in recent years with the Swingle Singers, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Vocalosity, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and in 2018 released their first CD, "I Carry Your Heart With Me." Previous to his current appointment, he served as founder and Music Director of the Utah Master Chorale, Assistant Director and Accompanist of the University of Utah Singers and A Cappella Choir, and Assistant Orchestra Conductor and Chorus Master of the American West Symphony and Chorus. He also served in professional arts administration as Executive Office Special Projects Manager with the Los Angeles Philharmonic / Hollywood Bowl.
Outside of the university, Dr. Rose is Music Director of CANTORI - Choral Artists of East Texas, an auditioned regional ensemble of 40 singers. He also currently serves as the Chancel Choir Director at First Christian Church in Tyler, Music Director-Organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tyler, and as a frequent guest conductor of the East Texas Symphony Chorus.
Dr. Rose feels fortunate to have studied with many accomplished artists and teachers including Brady Allred (conducting), Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus, Judith Lang Zaimont, and Merrill Bradshaw (composition), Mack Wilberg (choral performance), and Irene Peery and Susan Duehlmeier (piano). He was a Trustees Scholar at Brigham Young University, a Graduate Fellow at the University of Minnesota, and as doctoral student received the University of Utah Graduate Teaching Award two consecutive years, selected from across all university disciplines. He also performed in extensive European tours where the University of Utah Singers won the 2006 European Grand Prix of Choral Singing in Tolosa, Spain, and were featured at the 2007 Choralies Festival in Vaison-la-Romaine, France.
As a composer, Dr. Rose's works have been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists, including the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, and Leticia Oaks Strong, Los Angeles Philharmonic violist. His music has also served as scores for award-winning media projects and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He is an accomplished pianist, including performance as the youngest of 84 "Rhapsody in Blue" pianists as part of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies.
His musical experiences span classical orchestral to jazz piano, from film scoring to gospel, and from the electronic studio to the sacred choral tradition.
DMA in Conducting, University of Utah
Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television,
University of Southern California
MA in Composition, University of Minnesota
BMus in Composition, Cum Laude, Brigham Young University